Bomberger may never again use the phrase “National Association for the Abortion of Colored People.”
This can't be considered racist because the man doing it is black. So the NAACP has to default to Plan B. Plantation politics.
A federal judge has ordered Ryan Bomberger to stop making fun of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The Court effectively ruled that Bomberger and his group, The Radiance Foundation, are not very funny.
Himself African-American, Bomberger and many other pro-life campaigners have called attention to the inordinate percentage of abortions performed on African-American babies and have wondered why the NAACP not only does not campaign to stop it, but is cozy with pro-abortion initiatives including endorsing the massive abortion march in Washington, D.C., in 2004.
Bomberger, who founded The Radiance Foundation, created a series of ads for billboards and websites calling attention to what he sees as the support of the NAACP for abortion. In them Bomberger referred to the NAACP as the “National Association for the Abortion of Colored People.”
Now that's obviously legally protected. It's satirical exaggeration. But free speech and liberalism go together like oil and water.
Judge Randy Jackson, a Clinton judge, ruled against Bomberger. Jackson has a history of anti-free speech rulings. And he's been overruled before because like so many Clinton and Obama judges, he makes up his own laws.
Jackson wrote that,
"The NAACP has demonstrated by a preponderance of the evidence that consumers are likely to be confused about whether "National Association for the Abortion of Colored People" is sponsored, authorized by or otherwise affiliated with the NAACP, and there is a high likelihood of confusion involving Radiance's use of "NAACP" and a colorable imitation of "National Association for the Advancement of Colored People."
The NAACP apparently thinks its members are mentally retarded and can't tell the difference between its name and that of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Judge Randy Jackson apparently agrees that NAACP members are mentally retarded. So we have a Federal court ruling that NAACP members are too stupid to walk and chew gum at the same time.
The NAACP has established that it is entitled to a permanent injunction because it suffered irreparable reputational harm, the public has been confused or misled, and such an injunction would not constitute content-based restriction on free speech
... here's your Freedom of Speech according to the Democratic Party.
The Court also decided that it would sully the reputation of the NAACP to be known as supportive of abortion. NAACP CEO Benjamin Jealous issued a statement that the NAACP does not support abortion but only a “woman’s right to choose.”
The right to choose... abortion. That's what the right to choose means. The default is not aborting babies. The choice is to abort them.
If the NAACP supports the 'right to choose', it supports abortion. Tellingly all these new liberal rights end up eliminating actual rights... like Freedom of Speech.
Bomberger told Breitbart News that the court "completely ignored many of the facts we submitted" supporting the claim in his parody ads that the NAACP supports abortion. His group is considering an appeal to the Fourth Circuit, and one legal expert told Breitbart News the chances for a successful appeal are very good for a whole host of reasons including the fact that the judge in the Bomberger case has been overturned "many times."
The Court ordered a permanent injunction against Bomberger and The Radiance Foundation and enjoined him and his group from “engaging in any course of conduct with respect to the NAACP” trademark. Bomberger has until this Friday “to deliver up for destruction all goods, advertisements, labels, signs, prints, packages, wrappers, receptacles, computer memory, data, computer programs, software, or any other media, and all other materials in its possession or under its control bearing the NAACP Marks or any other mark containing the terms 'NAACP' or 'The National Association for the Abortion of Colored People.'"
After May 24th, Bomberger may never again publicly use the phrase “National Association for the Abortion of Colored People.”
Does anyone seriously think this would have happened to a liberal group that called itself the Nation Rifle Association for School Shootings?
There's no Freedom of Speech under liberalism. Only license for the left.